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An ability to drag out persistent guides to an artboard and have other objects snap to it

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      • Benjamin SmithBenjamin Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        At MAX 2016, they told us they intentionally left out guides because the snapping is so smart we wouldn't need it. This would be cool and I wouldn't mind, but it is simply not the case. Even when I have a 12 column grid, I have trouble aligning objects to it. I need to zoom in to like 700% and nudge it with the keyboard because it snaps like 10px to the left or to the right of the grid object.

      • Zach BruceZach Bruce commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As a responsive web UX designer, this is one of the most important missing features from Xd. Is there a reason why this feature is still under review?

        I've actually experimented with using repeat-grid boxes as guides to some marginal success, but it's difficult to do the maths every time I want a guide layout.

      • JanyJany commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        guides are necessary when your object does not fit the exact size of the pixel grids, pls add it!

      • ShianShian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I never use guides if the objects can snap to grid and auto-align. guides is old school haha ;p

      • JohnJohn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really looking forward to using this app for web design mockups, but I really can't until I am able to lay down guides. Please include them soon!

      • Agata YamashiroAgata Yamashiro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Pretty please! Every day I look for the guides before I realise Xd still doesn't have it. So I'd really appreciate if next update come with it! :D

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Rulers and guides are a necessity. Along with that is grids. Hard to create a proper design without them.

      • DeliutakDeliutak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please implement rulers and guides! My upvote here. While smart guides are great it would be way easier to align across artboards, etc.

      • RosanneRosanne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very much needed! I was surprised guides and rules were not yet available ... Thanks for adding this indispensable feature..

      • Rachael MaddisonRachael Maddison commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've made my own guides with outlined boxes and simply grouped them and locked them in a top layer. But still another extra step that takes away from the time saving...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Definately needed. It is enough to stop me from using the program, regardless of how great other features are, guides are so simple but crucial for web design.

      • BishBish commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Guides + Rulers should be a standard feature for such tool. How you leave this out is not very technical thinking at all.

      • Luca VavassoriLuca Vavassori commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Aside from layers (which I know are coming soon), the lack of guides is probably the only reason why I still cannot make the full switch to Adobe XD on real projects. I really cannot imagine designing a responsive website without guides. I really hope this will be added soon.
        Thanks and keep up the good work!

      • Jonathan EngstromJonathan Engstrom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The repeat grid function is great, but when using it as a guideline grid, it can become difficult to work with. Do you leave the layer locked and them manually reorder the elements as you add block colours, or manually turn down the opacity to see the finished result?

        It'd be great to be able to create a grid layer using the repeat grid feature and then toggle that layer on and off with a keyboard shortcut.

      • Bjørn NormannBjørn Normann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm a little puzzled as to how a design application like this could ever come into play without the possibility to draw guides - establishing a functional grid is such a fundamental part of our work as designers. For me the Xd is not really of much use in my workflow without this.

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